Becker, TX


By: Charles Christopher Jackson

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Becker, three miles southwest of Anderson in southwestern Grimes County, was founded about 1869, when Christian Becker, an immigrant from the Rhineland, established a cotton gin in the vicinity of Holland Creek. Over the next several decades Christian Becker assisted in the settlement of more than twenty families of Germans in the Grimes County area and employed several of them at the gin. Mail service to the community was provided over a rural route from Navasota. The settlement appears to have been abandoned before the turn of the century.

Grimes County Historical Commission, History of Grimes County, Land of Heritage and Progress (Dallas: Taylor, 1982).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles Christopher Jackson, “Becker, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/becker-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Becker
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Grimes County